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George Orwell Quote: “The belly comes before the soul.”
George Orwell Quote: “Never have ideas about children, and never have ideas for them.”
George Orwell Quote: “To exchange one orthodoxy for another is not necessarily an advance. The enemy is the gramophone mind, whether or not one agrees with the record that is being played at the moment.”
George Orwell Quote: “One’s got to change the system, or one changes nothing.”
George Orwell Quote: “Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.”
George Orwell Quote: “Society has always seemed to demand a little more from human beings than it will get in practice.”
George Orwell Quote: “Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards.”
George Orwell Quote: “People talk about the horrors of war, but what weapon has a man invented that even approaches in cruelty some of the commoner diseases? ‘Natural’ death, almost by defintion, means something slow, smelly and painful.”
George Orwell Quote: “The paperweight was the room he was in, and the coral was Julia’s life and his own, fixed in a sort of eternity at the heart of the crystal.”
George Orwell Quote: “A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least four questions, thus: 1. What am I trying to say? 2. What words will express it? 3. What image or idiom will make it clearer? 4. Is this image fresh enough to have an effect?”
George Orwell Quote: “Only old Benjamin professed to remember every detail of his long life and to know that things never had been, nor ever could be much better or much worse – hunger, hardship, and disappointment being, so he said, the unalterable law of life.”
George Orwell Quote: “Saints should always be judged guilty until they are proved innocent.”
George Orwell Quote: “Enlightened people seldom or never possess a sense of responsibility.”
George Orwell Quote: “Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering, and only the very young or the very foolish imagine otherwise.”
George Orwell Quote: “It is also true that one can write nothing readable unless one constantly struggles to efface one’s own personality. Good prose is like a windowpane.”
George Orwell Quote: “To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.”
George Orwell Quote: “I believe that the BBC, in spite of the stupidity of its foreign propaganda and the unbearable voices of its announcers, is very truthful. It is generally regarded here as more reliable than the press.”
George Orwell Quote: “An earthquake is such fun when it is over.”
George Orwell Quote: “The book fascinated him, or more exactly it reassured him. In a sense, it told him nothing that was new, but that was part of the attraction. It said what he would have said, if it had been possible for him to set his scattered thoughts in order.”
George Orwell Quote: “As I write, highly civilized human beings are flying overhead, trying to kill me.”
George Orwell Quote: “Good novels are not written by orthodoxy-sniffers, nor by people who are conscience-stricken about their own orthodoxy. Good novels are written by people who are not frightened.”
George Orwell Quote: “Winston was gelatinous with fatigue.”
George Orwell Quote: “By preaching the doctrine that nothing is to be admired except steel and concrete, one merely makes it a little surer that human beings will have no outlet for their surplus energy except in hatred and leader worship.”
George Orwell Quote: “At any given moment, there is a sort of all pervading orthodoxy, a general tacit agreement not to discuss large and uncomfortable facts.”
George Orwell Quote: “Part of the reason for the ugliness of adults, in a child’s eyes, is that the child is usually looking upwards, and few faces are at their best when seen from below.”
George Orwell Quote: “It could not have been ten seconds, and yet it seemed a long time that their hands were clasped together. He had time to learn every detail of her hand.”
George Orwell Quote: “If you turn the other cheek, you will get a harder blow on it than you got on the first one. This does not always happen, but it is to be expected, and you ought not to complain if it does happen.”
George Orwell Quote: “One of the effects of a safe and civilized life is an immense over sensitiveness which makes all the primary emotions somewhat disgusting.”
George Orwell Quote: “Most people who bother with the matter at all would admit that the English language is in a bad way, but it is generally assumed that we cannot by conscious action do anything about it.”
George Orwell Quote: “So long as human beings stay human, death and life are the same thing.”
George Orwell Quote: “The consequences of every act are included in the act itself.”
George Orwell Quote: “A sahib has got to act like a sahib; he has got to appear resolute, to know his own mind and do definite things.”
George Orwell Quote: “Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be.”
George Orwell Quote: “I’m fat, but I’m thin inside. Has it ever struck you that there’s a thin man inside every fat man, just as they say there’s a statue inside every block of stone?”
George Orwell Quote: “He had moved from thought to words, and now from words to actions.”
George Orwell Quote: “We are the dead. Our only true life is in the future. We shall take part in it as handfuls of dust and splinters of bone. But how far away that future may be, there is no knowing.”
George Orwell Quote: “I would sooner be a foreigner in Spain than in most countries. How easy it is to make friends in Spain!”
George Orwell Quote: “Before the war, and especially before the Boer War, it was summer all the year round.”
George Orwell Quote: “The real power, the power we have to fight for night and day, is not power over things, but over men.”
George Orwell Quote: “Why should be fruit be held inferior to the flower?”
George Orwell Quote: “There, comrades, is the answer to all our problems. It is summed up in a single word – Man.”
George Orwell Quote: “On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.”
George Orwell Quote: “The enemy of the moment always represented absolute evil, and it followed that any past or future agreement with him was impossible.”
George Orwell Quote: “After 40, a man is responsible for his face.”
George Orwell Quote: “When I see a policeman with a club beating a man on the ground, I don’t have to ask whose side I’m on.”
George Orwell Quote: “The party is not concerned with perpetuating itself. Who wields power is not important, providing that the hierarchical structure always remains the same.”
George Orwell Quote: “I have no wish to take life, not even human life.”
George Orwell Quote: “Truth becomes untruth if uttered by your enemy.”
George Orwell Quote: “Clover was a stout motherly mare approaching middle life, who had never quite got her figure back after her fourth foal.”
George Orwell Quote: “Modern English, especially written English, is full of bad habits which spread by imitation and which can be avoided if one is willing to take the necessary trouble.”
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